Athletes of the Week

Tyler Buhs

GCMS senior, Baseball

Recently: Helped the Falcons to a five-win week. He pitched an eight-inning, three-hit shutout (10 strikeouts) in a 1-0 win against Woodland-Flanagan-Cornell. He also hit a home run in a 4-0 win against Deer Creek-Mackinaw.

Quote: "We've definitely shown that we can be one of the best teams in the state if we play to our potential."

I'm always texting ... teammate Stephan Birt.

Favorite baseball player ... Chris Carpenter

I'm booing ... Derrek Lee.

I've been clocked pitching ... 89 mph.

Dream date ... Carrie Underwood

When I am president, I will ... try for world peace.

My role model is ... Grandpa Dean.

Who's going to win the World Series? St. Louis

How about the NBA Finals? Gotta go with the Lakers

I need concert tickets to ... the All-American Rejects.

My guilty pleasure is ... hitting home runs.

With a million bucks, I'd ... send it over to Iraq to help those guys out.

Honorable mention: Anthony Bacoat, Danville track and field; Julian Boswell, St. Thomas More baseball; Casey Fletcher, Oakwood baseball; Harrison Freeland, Champaign Central baseball; Mauricio Gonzalez, Centennial tennis; Tom Jean, St. Joseph-Ogden track and field; Andrew Lawson, Mahomet-Seymour baseball; Dawson Loschen, Armstrong-Potomac baseball; Tyler McKenzie, Bismarck-Henning baseball; Brandon Noe, St. Thomas More track and field; Jacob Rice, Unity baseball; Kendreth Rowland, Champaign Central tennis; Jordan Wyss, CPCI baseball

Hilary Smith

Heritage sophomore, Softball

Recently: In a Friday doubleheader, she pitched a two-hit shutout in Game 1 against Lovington-Arthur, followed by a no-hit shutout in Game 2. In the second game, she also homered and drove in six runs. On Thursday, she pitched a four-hit shutout against South Piatt. On Wednesday, she pitched four innings of scoreless relief against Martinsville. She ended the week with 18 consecutive scoreless innings.

Quote: "Underclassmen have to step up at a small school, so myself and a lot of my teammates have tried to step up."

My favorite performer is ... Lady Gaga.

My favorite movie is ... "Sweet Home Alabama."

Dream date ... Shia LaBeouf

When I am president, I will ... make school days shorter.

My guilty pleasure is ... "Keeping up with the Kardashians."

My role model is ... my dad.

Favorite book ... "The Clique Series"

Honorable mention: Kaiti Bowen, Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley softball; Stephanie Canfield, St. Joseph-Ogden softball; Taylor Ceader, Westville softball; Emily Clennon, Unity track and field; Erin Cowan, Watseka softball; Jordyn Fones, Blue Ridge softball; Kelsey Gass, Rantoul softball; Mia Gilliam, Champaign Central soccer; Rebecca Millage, St. Thomas More softball; Dagny Olson, Centennial soccer; Elisa Ramos, Danville softball; Hannah Smith, Monticello soccer; Hillary Veitch, Mahomet-Seymour soccer

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